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    What is it that you're not supposed to talk about at dinner parties? Politics and religion? Well, there's a new subject that can't safely be broached if you want to maintain civil discourse, and that's the question of living in New York City. Not long ago, I wrote an essay—"Goodbye to All That": Why Is Everybody Talking About Leaving New York?"—which got such a passionate response (both favorable and decidedly unfavorable) because I defended...